Hi, I’ve just discovered this great forum & would be so glad of any comments.
Have been having problems since January this year - unable to do intricate work with hands, pins & needles, water running down skin feeling, dropping things, overbalancing, knees giving way, appalling memory & concentration, forgetting words/names mid-sentance even though I can see them, tongue feels too big, stabbing pains in eye, constant floaters & hard to bear bright light, horrible banding pain in chest lasting up to 4 hours where I cannot move for fear of passing out or being sick & lower back pain to name a few. These symptoms come for 2-4 weeks then go for 2wk - 2 months & come back again. Have had 3 ‘attacks’ & think another 1 is starting. Calcium, throid levels etc are normal, ECG is clear.
My GP, like myself, thinks it could be MS so referred me to the neurologist. I was only in with him for a few minutes before he decided it probably wasn’t MS as I have ‘too many’ symptoms. He has referred me for a brain only MRI to exclude any major issues. He thinks the symptoms could be side effects of medication I take for depression but my specialist for that thinks it is highly unlikely to be the problem. We are changing my meds to be certain.
I feel like I am loosing my marbles. I get depression but am not otherwise unstable, my meds control it & I meditate etc to keep my mind calm but can’t help feeling the neuro thinks I am just imagining it. I know it’s not that I am getting stressed as the chest hugs came in the middle of the night & woke me up, the pain was the worst I’ve ever had, even beat labour pain!! If he will only do a brain MRI what about any symptoms that might be due to spinal problems? The not knowing what is wrong is awful.
Thanks for any help out there, didn’t realise how common MS & other similar illness’ are.